London (Jan. 19)
The Jews of Palestine cannot be held to account for the murder of Lord Moyne and all attempts to pin responsibility for the outbreaks of terrorism on them is a “foul calumny,” S.S. Hammersley. Conservative M.P., declared today speaking in Manchester.
Mr. Hammersley, who is chairman of the parliamentary Palestine Committee, said that the Jewish Agency has exerted all efforts to crush the terrorists, and called on the Palestine Government to cooperate with the Agency to this end. He criticized Sir Edward Grigg, new Minister of State in the Middle East, and Col. Oliver Stanley, Colonial Secretary, for recent statements implying that the Jews were not sincere in their pledges to wipe out terrorism.